Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Job posting: lecturer, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

Via Twitter:
This position is envisioned as a long-term appointment for an innovative teacher, with an initial appointment term of four years. This colleague will be responsible for teaching sophomore-level Organic courses, such as CHEM 261, 262, and 262L, as well as General Chemistry, CHEM 101 and 102, and will also be expected to be involved in curriculum development, laboratory course development, serve on committees, and engage in departmental activities outside of teaching. 
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry. Candidates with postdoctoral experience, experience with or a strong demonstrated interest in innovative and evidence-based teaching methods, and experience in laboratory curriculum development will be considered most competitive. The ability to teach introductory courses in biochemistry or inorganic chemistry is a plus, but not required.
Full posting here. First contract is for four years. Best wishes to those interested. 


  1. only six sophomore classes to teach, plus supervise the labs, and sit on the committees and take care of the department administrative tasks. (Proficiency in landscaping, bricklaying, plumbing and roofing is a plus but not required.)

  2. Sounds like a perfect description for a permanent position. Do administrators get hired on as temporary positions too? Over in the faculty jobs tread the old guard is always taking about finding perfect candidate who are loyal and who will stick around for the long term, but it's a two way road.